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How to exercise your Right of Reply

How to exercise one’s Right of Reply

The “right of reply”  has different meanings in different contexts. For instance, it can be applied to defending yourself against defamation of your character or responding to misrepresentation of facts.

Different media houses each have their own “press code” which they purport to follow – and these usually include the right of reply processes to be followed.

However, the South African Press Code doesn’t contain the words “right of reply” at all! So it appears that the right of reply is discretionary. Nevertheless it is worth including the words “Right of reply”in the title of the article you are wishing to get published.

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